We interviewed Chef William McDonough, Snapchef’s Training & Operations Manager, and got to hear about everything from his favorite dishes from going up Central America to how training new Snapchefs has changed since the pandemic. It gives us great pride to recognize his culinary journey and the hundreds of students he’s trained.
Will has been a valued part of the Snapchef team since 2005, arriving with years of experience in a variety of food service arenas. “I spent most of my teen years in El Salvador – working in the five different kitchens that were part of my family’s amusement park. I then went to culinary school in California before coming to Boston.”
Will helped our growing company in any capacity he could; office management, working at locations and building our client base. In the early days, he was the only one who had extensive pastry experience. The Westin Copley was in need of a pastry chef and Will was quick to raise his hand for the assignment. Little did we know, his offer to help the Westin Copley turned into a seven plus year assignment for him. Snapchef was thrilled to be able to provide Will with this permanent, full-time opportunity.
Will kept in touch with us though, and a close eye on the growing Snapchef organization. He knew in his gut that he’d be back to work for Snapchef in some capacity. To our great pleasure, Will returned as our recruiting director, a critical role for the success of the organization. Will has a natural ability to connect with people and the gift of being a former “Snapchef” to share with his potential new hires. “Beyond helping people with their careers, I also love that I can work mornings and then be a father and a husband at home while working in the culinary industry,” says Will.
“I love helping people that are looking for a new career. Helping to teach news skills and then helping someone find a permeant job is really gratifying to me.” – William McDonough